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Joan Flores-Villalobos

The Virginia Hill Research Award, 2019

This award pays particular recognition to, but not limited to, female faculty members in the humanities who are at the rank of assistant or associate professor.

Joan Flores-Villalobos is assistant professor of history. Her current book project, The Silver Women: Intimacy and Migration in the Panama Canal, explores the labor migration of West Indian women during the Panama Canal construction and the diasporic affective and economic linkages they created during this period. This is her first academic year with the Department of History, and with funds from this award, she will be traveling to Panama in the summer to continue her research and visit the Panamanian National Archives.